Canadian journalist Darryl Sterdan, who earlier this summer listed the albums essential to everyone’s collection, has now put together a list of the Essential Live Albums “you should know.” His list includes:

  • The Allman Brothers BandAt Fillmore East
  • The BandThe Last Waltz (1978)
  • The BeatlesLive at the BBC & On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2
  • Cheap TrickAt Budokan
  • Deep PurpleMade in Japan
  • Bob DylanBootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 — The ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Concert
  • Peter FramptonFrampton Comes Alive
  • KISSAlive!
  • Led ZeppelinThe Song Remains the Same
  • NirvanaMTV Unplugged in New York
  • The Rolling StonesGet Yer Ya’s Out & Shine a Light
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street BandLive: 1975-85
  • Thin LizzyLive and Dangerous
  • U2Under a Blood Red Sky
  • Woodstock: Music From the Original Soundtrack and More
  • The WhoLive at Leeds
  • Neil YoungRust Never Sleeps & Live Rust

And he also listed the Essential Live Albums “you might not know.” This list includes:

  • The BandRock of Ages
  • Jackson BrowneRunning on Empty
  • The J. Geils Band“Live” Full House
  • Humble PiePerformance: Rockin’ the Fillmore
  • Van MorrisonIt’s Too Late to Stop Now
  • Lou ReedLive: Take No Prisoners
  • Talking HeadsThe Name of This Band is Talking Heads

And among those he failed to mention:

  • George HarrisonConcert for Bangla Desh
  • Concert for George
  • Paul McCartney & WingsWings Over America
  • B.B. KingLive at the Regal
  • Moody BluesA Night at Red Rocks
  • Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
  • Eric Clapton – Unplugged
  • Bob Seger – Live Bullet